Located in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley, our Albany office offers specialized architectural, engineering and construction services to the advanced technology, process chemical, industrial and life sciences sectors. We serve our semiconductor, solar, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and process industry clients throughout the US with world class services.
Because of the depth of experience at DPS locally and globally, there is no learning curve with our design and construction teams—we hit the ground running. By delivering on our promises and exceeding expectations, our repeat client business is over 90%.
Most of us have worked in the industries we serve. It gives us a critical edge to anticipate problems, devise proactive solutions and develop a close rapport with our valued clients.
Executive responsible for successful delivery of multiple large complex projects with combined estimated value $3.5Billion in the last 6 years across the USA. Leading project execution improvements, driving consistency throughout the organization and developing a strong results-driven culture. Projects range from Advance Technology Facilities, Pharmaceutical Projects, Manufacturing Facilities, Utility Buildings, Office Buildings to General Construction Projects. International experience working in locations such as South Africa, Malaysia, Germany, Taiwan, China and America. Strong business acumen and skilled strategist who transforms strategies into workable project execution models measured against Key Performance Indicators with proven success. Experienced in Collaborate Project Delivery, including BIM (Building Information Modeling), Lean Design and Construction execution with proven efficiency results. Exceptional communication skills including client relations and Business Development capabilities.
As Senior Vice President of Albany Project Operations, Michael leads the Albany office’s strategic direction for continued growth to expand its client base and drive project operations improvements.
Michael’s experience as an engineering team leader spans more than 25 years and across the areas of advanced technology manufacturing, process industries, science and research, data centers, and education. His expertise and leadership focus on delivering quality, innovative solutions for all aspects of project delivery from site selection, master-planning, programming through detailed design, and construction administration.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart and a Master of Science in energy systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of ASHRAE and ASPE, and is an NCEES Record Holder.
John Waddell, Director of Construction Management for DPS Group’s Albany, NY office, brings over 20 years of experience in project construction management, scheduling, budget management, quality standards, safety management, contract reviews, pre-construction, and development of scopes of work. He is responsible for coordinating all direct trade labor, material procurement, subcontractor administration, safety, and client relations. John’s experience includes projects in the chemical and biopharmaceutical sectors but focuses primarily on semiconductor projects.
Dallas Olson, Director of Project Services, in our Albany NY project operations office, is a matrix-driven senior leader with over 13 years of project execution experience achieving world-class results in the semiconductor, life sciences, infrastructure, manufacturing, and commercial construction industries. Dallas develops and leads preconstruction and project service life cycles (estimating, scheduling, procurement, project controls, document control, and project administration) from inception through closeout.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Boise State University. Throughout his career, Dallas’ experience has focused on projects with values typically ranging up to $600M, delivering for a variety of notable large-scale high-tech and life sciences clients throughout the US. Dallas has broad and successful experience as a member of the project leadership team for several Joint Venture partnerships as well as integrated project management teams (IPMT) and can successfully integrate with staff from varying diverse backgrounds and cultures.
As Director of Architecture and Engineering, Andre is responsible for the consistent and coordinated execution of design project deliverables within the Albany Projects Operation. He is responsible for managing and coordinating the cross-discipline interaction of design discipline managers with a focus on developing talent and providing innovative and technical solutions to our clients. As someone with broad expertise in all aspects of design and construction, he is a key contributor to the development, maintenance, and implementation of the DPS knowledge base and related training initiatives.
Andre is passionate about strategizing and leading the delivery of medium to large-scale advanced manufacturing projects in a multi-disciplinary office environment. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and architecture, Andre is an operation and project delivery leader who instills a collaborative and hands-on approach to project execution while always giving special attention to early planning efforts, code-centric thinking, and thorough coordination tactics with his teams.
Keith Donnelly, US Regional Lean Specialist, is responsible for driving the implementation of Lean across all US operations. Keith is a Project Design Manager with over 25 years of experience working on a diverse portfolio of projects primarily in the semiconductor sector, as well as, pharmaceutical, civil, stadia, mining, healthcare, petrochemical industry sectors both brownfield and greenfield. He has a proven track record in layout optimization and design for high volume semiconductor/advanced technology manufacturing facilities. His success attributed to an in depth understanding of functional area equipment utility requirements and the associated demands on base-build and facilities systems (PLS/PSSS). Keith holds certifications for Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional and CM-Lean. He is also a member of the AIA, CIOB & RIAI professional bodies.
Nathan W. Speanburg, P.E., PMP, US Regional Director of Project Management, brings over 20 years of experience in project operations with the military, EPCM Firms, and Regional Contractors. He has performed projects with both EPCM Firms and self-perform contractors (Heavy Civil and Specialty) across a wide band of industries from public sector to private advanced technology facilities. He has a proven track record in organizing and standardizing diverse teams to be successful in any environment. Nathan excels in Alternative Project Delivery from informal partnering to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Nathan’s responsibilities include the standardization, risk management, and continuous improvement of Project Operations (design and construction) across U.S. Operations.
Nathan has both a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering, holds his P.E. License in Civil Engineering, is PMP Certified, and certified as CM-Lean. He is a member of the Army Engineer Association (AEA), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Noe Vallejo, US Regional Director, EHS, holds 21 years of experience as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Noe is responsible for optimizing the safety and health programs on construction projects and is skilled in the coordination of safety efforts with owners, contractors, and field personnel to maximize overall efficiency and effectiveness of the safety and health efforts on projects. Noe’s responsibility includes the oversight of safety programs from preconstruction to the end of the project.